Married partners are treated as any other couple who live together for the purposes of assessing entitlement to means-tested benefits and tax credits. Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases.
Retrieved 25 May Subsequent campaigns for and against same-sex marriage have been established by a wide variety of organisations, including the Coalition for Equal Marriage and Out4Marriageboth established in England in The Telegraph.
The measure was enacted into law a few days later when Queen Margrethe II gave her royal assent to the bill. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. Also see: Recognition of same-sex unions in the British Overseas Territories. In Decemberthe Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage when the Dutch parliament passed, by a three-to-one margin, a landmark bill allowing the practice.
Religious and belief bodies - qualifying requirements The Government intends to consult on qualifying requirements which religious and belief bodies must meet before solemnising marriages and registering civil partnerships.
Austria Following a high court ruling that was not opposed by parliament, same-sex marriage became legal in Austria on January 1, Common-law marriage. MSM activity made legal Scotland. South Africa South Africa was the first and still only African country to legalize same-sex marriage.
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